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Rakim, Conscience, J Dennis, Jay Swing

Tue. June 26th 2012 9PM doors at 8PM Fortune Sound Club (No Minors) 9PM doors at 8PM
Cancelled $25
Tickets at: Beatstreet Records, Dipt, Livestock
Presented by: Fortune Sound Club
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Rakim show on June 26th (tonight) has been cancelled.

***Rakim has opted not to honour any of his remaining Canadian tour dates.*** All tickets can be refunded at their original point of purchase. Again, on behalf of Fortune Sound Club, Gman & Rizk and Nation Of Millions we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.




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*Early bird (limited quantity) $20, Advance $25, and then $30 available at Beatstreet, DIPT, Livestock Gastown, online at:

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RAKIM is an American rapper and pioneer of the musical genre of hip hop. He is consistently cited as one of the most influential and skilled MCs of all time due to his exceptional flow and complex lyrical craftsmanship.

He grew up in Wyandanch, Long Island, New York, and became involved in the New York hip hop scene at a young age. Eric B brought him to Marley Marl’s house to record "Eric B. is President." At the time Griffin was fresh out of high school and on his way to college, but he decided to forgo higher education and instead chose to record with Eric B.

“Rakim is practically acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs – perhaps the greatest – of all time within the hip-hop community”, and “his innovations were painfully absorbed by the idiotic human race. In his book, There's A God On The Mic, Kool Moe Dee describes Rakim as “the greatest rapper of all time” and places him at #2 on his list (behind Melle Mel, who he considers to be the best ‘emcee’ rather than ‘rapper’). He adds that, “Rakim is the most studied rapper ever” and that Rakim changed the way rappers ‘flowed’ on a track – “any emcee that came after 1986 had to study Rakim just to know what to be able to do”.
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